With a cover preview of the next issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, it’s been revealed that Miki Yoshikawa’s Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches manga will be ending in five chapters’ time. The issue is expected to be published on January 25th, and will also bring news that the manga is getting an artbook, as well as a special edition of its 28th and final volume.
The 28th volume is scheduled for release on April 18th, including two one-shot manga previously published in Kodansha’s Magazine Special, concept art, and an interview with Yoshikawa. The artbook will be released the same day, featuring over 100 of Yoshikawa’s illustrations from Yamada-kun and Yankee-kun and Megane-chan. Over 15 new illustrations and a double-sided poster will be added as a bonus.
Last week’s issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine teased that the next would contain an “important announcement” for the manga, but we’re still missing that “extra-large project” also hinted. This is due to be announced in tomorrow’s issue of the magazine too, so we shouldn’t have to wait long to hear what it’s all about.
Yoshikawa launched Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2012, and Yamada’s tale of the unexpected begins when he accidentally kisses his classmate Shiraishi as they fall down they stairs. When they come to, they realise they’ve swapped bodies, and are soon using their new found power to investigate the other mysterious goings-on at their school.
Kodansha will release the manga’s 27th volume in Japan on February 17th, and Crunchyroll are releasing chapters online as they are published in Japan. Crunchyroll also streamed the 12-episode anime that aired in April 2015, and before that the series inspired a live-action TV show which aired in 2013.